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Friday, February 3, 2017

The Groovy List revisits the 1970s with Angie, Nancy Drew & James at 16

The Groovy List is a weekly Top 10 of recommended pop culture videos:

1) Groovy Gal: Lily Tomlin
The Emmy and Tony Award-winning comedian receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 23rd Annual SAG Awards (below is her acceptance speech and a backstage interview).

2) Groovy Gal: Lea DeLaria
The actress, who plays Big Boo on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, is a guest on Conan.

3) Groovy Guy: Dan Levy
The co-creator and star of the Canadian sitcom, Schitt's Creek, is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

4) Groovy Guys: James Corden and Adam Lambert
The two men settle their dispute over who would be a better front man for Queen on The Late Late Show.

5) Groovy Music: Blondie's "Fun"
The band recently released the first single from their 11th studio album, Pollinator, which will be released on May 5.

6) Groovy Movie Clip: Call Me by Your Name
Sony Pictures Classics acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film, which premiered at last month's Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Luca Guadagnino, the movie tells the story of a love affair between a 17-year-old boy (Timothée Chalamet) and a visiting 24-year-old scholar (Armie Hammer) in 1980s Italy.

7) Groovy Movie Trailer: En Algun Lugar
Set against the backdrop of a troublesome U.S. immigration system, En Algun Lugar (A Place to Be) is a love story between two young men, Abel (Nelson Rodriguez) and Diego (Andrew Saenz). When tragedy strikes and Diego's immigration status is revealed, Abel and Diego discover the power of love during uncertain times. Written and directed by Tadeo Garcia, the film will be released later this year.

8) Groovy TV Flashback: Angie
Donna Pescow starred as Philadelphia coffee shop waitress Angie Falco in this ABC sitcom, which debuted on February 8, 1979, and ran for two seasons. Below you can watch the show's Season 1 opening credits (with its theme song, "Different Worlds", performed by Maureen McGovern) and a 1979 All-Star Family Feud special featuring the casts of The Dukes of Hazzard and Angie (Pescow, Debralee Scott, Robert Hays, Sharon Spelman and Doris Roberts).

9) Groovy TV Flashback: The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Pamela Sue Martin first appeared as amateur sleuth Nancy Drew in this ABC series on February 6, 1977, and below you can watch this episode, "The Mystery of Pirate's Cove". Martin left the show during its second season, and she was replaced by actress Janet Louise Johnson. ABC then dropped the character of Nancy Drew for the third and final season of the series, which was retitled The Hardy Boys Mysteries.

10) Groovy TV Flashback: James at 16
On February 9, 1978, the NBC drama, James at 15, changed its name as James (Lance Kerwin) celebrated his 16th birthday by losing his virginity to a Swedish foreign exchange student (while listening to Billy Joel). Despite critical acclaim, the series only lasted one season, airing its final episode in June 1978.

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